34th Midwest Salute to the Arts - TEL/EDW- 2022

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T H I R T Y - F O U R T H

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Signature Piece Photography by Jason Harris

Midwest Salute To The Arts is Proudly Presented by: The City of Fairview Heights

Branding Materials designed by Amie Lynn Hunt Spangler

MOODY PARK, FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS, IL

2022 Signature Piece - 2021 Arts Council Choice Award - Floral Lamp by Doug Becker (Glass)

Friday, aug. 26, 6-10pm saturday, aug. 27, 10am-8pm sunday, aug. 28, 11am-5pm

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WELCOME TO THE 34TH MIDWEST SALUTE TO THE ARTS Each year Moody Park on Longacre Drive is abuzz with activity as it is transformed into the weekend home of award-winning artists, musicians, culinary artists and Not-for-Profits. This year’s fair will provide an oasis amidst green space and newly renovated pavilions in Everett Moody Park. One of the Midwest's most beloved art shows and winner of 2018’s Best of Southwest Illinois in the category of Local Event/ Festival. The "Salute" has become an annual family event for many of our patrons. Over the years we have watched as the young artists whose love of art began in our Children's Gallery and Creation Station have grown into loyal patrons who now bring their own children and introduce them to art and its appreciation.

This wonderful event would not be possible without the support of our sponsors and our community. Over 300 volunteers have helped to make the "Salute" a favorite amongst our artists. Our all-volunteer Arts Council spends countless hours making the event run seamlessly. Without the support of the City of Fairview Heights and the dedication of the City officials and employees

this annual show would not be possible. We cannot adequately express our appreciation for each and every one of you. We are thrilled that you have chosen to spend some time with us. We know that you will enjoy the festival atmosphere, exhibits, shopping and activities. Again, welcome to Moody Park and the City of Fairview Heights.

We thank you for your support! The Midwest Salute Arts Council

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TABLE OF CONTENTS Welcome Letter.......................................3 Letter from the Mayor.............................5 History...................................................6 Entertainment........................................7 Exhibiting Artists....................................9 Children’s Gallery.................................10 Art & Fine Craft Demonstrations...........13 Feast at the Park..................................14 Map.....................................................24 Judging Panel......................................32 Telling Tales.........................................34 Masterpiece Money..............................34 Volunteer Requirements......................41 2022 Sponsors.....................................42 2021 Council Choice Winner.................44

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LETTER FROM THE MAYOR Dear Friends, I am greatly pleased to welcome you to the 34th Annual Midwest Salute to the Arts and the City of Fairview Heights. As the Mayor, I am excited to welcome the “Midwest Salute to the Arts” (a nationally-recognized art fair) to our City. We are excited to host one of the best and longest running Art shows in the Midwest. The art’s council and city staff have worked closely together to bring this year’s wonderful event to you, along with an army of volunteers, to make this event the very best! What an exciting weekend this will be to enjoy the Midwest Salute to the Arts. I personally invite you to attend the event and visit the artists. I hope you enjoy your time and make your visit memorable at the Midwest Salute to the Arts and in Fairview Heights! Sincerely,

Mark T. Kupsky, Mayor City of Fairview Heights

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How did a little city in Southwestern Illinois become the site of a Nationally Recognized Art Festival? It started 30-plus years ago when a former alderman, Gene Ellerbusch, visited the Mystic, Connecticut, Outdoor Art Festival and realized that Fairview Heights, Illinois, might be able to present a similar outdoor event. The City Council appointed Mrs. Billy McLemore as head of a committee to explore the possibility. The project had begun. Mystic was revisited, and other art fairs were contacted, including the renowned Festival of the Masters in Orlando, Florida. When their search was finished, it became apparent that Fairview Heights had the resources and the spirit to present such an event. The decision was made – let’s do it! The Midwest Salute to the Masters was established with the goal of combining the community involvement of the Mystic show with the ultra-high standards of the Orlando “Masters” show. After much hard work and untold hours of planning, the first Midwest Salute to the Masters was held on the weekend of Oct. 1 and 2, 1988. It was received with both critical and popular acclaim. Today, the show is known as the Midwest Salute to the Arts. The all-volunteer staff continues to work toward the common goal of presenting one of the premier art festivals in the country.

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ENTERTAINMENT SCHEDULE FRIDAY NIGHT ENTERTAINMENT Anita Michelle Jackson

AUG. 26, 6 – 9:30 P.M. GESSO STAGE Anita Jackson is a native of St. Louis, Missouri who returned home after living in New York City for twelve years. She is a graduate of the American Music and Dramatic Academy in New York and has performed extensively nationally and internationally in theater productions, concerts and workshops. She has recorded and performed as a background vocalist for several artists in the music industry. Anita accepted a fellowship as a resident artist with the Kranzberg Arts Foundation (KAF) as a featured jazz performance and recording artist in 2018, releasing a jazz compilation EP with her fellow KAF artists-in-residence from the Dark Room series at the Grandel with her own original composition called “Your Time” written with Phillip Graves, Joshua Crump and Jeff Taylor. Anita gives thanks to the family of Christ and praises God for HIS matchless goodness and mercy. She dedicates all her performances to her late mom, Barbara Marie Jackson; her late aunts, Marian Ashford and Jackie Broom; and to her beautiful daughter, Christian Reignah-Lee for giving her so much strength.

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SATURDAY ENTERTAINMENT AUG. 27 Bill Pushe 10-11:30am Dusty James & Abalone Pearl 12-1:30pm Live Remote KLOU: Billy Greenwood 2-4pm Jay Dover 4-5:30pm Band of MidAmerica “Roots in Blue” 6-8pm

SUNDAY ENTERTAINMENT AUG. 28 Dave Mendoza 11am-12:30pm Louis Michael 1:15-2:45pm Mark Biehl 3:15-5pm

CHILDREN’S ENTERTAINMENT SATURDAY, AUG. 27 & SUNDAY, AUG. 28

Cartoons for Kids by Randall Spriggs, Sat 10 a.m.-3 p.m Sunday 11 a.m.- 3 p.m

Stories & Stones with Marilyn & Larry Kinsella, Sat 11 a.m. Sunday 12 p.m.

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2022 EXHIBITING ARTISTS

AMANDA STRAEFFER

JAMES LASSAK

CLAY

CLAY

BOOTH 31

BOOTH 46

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CHILDREN’S GALLERY

Children’s Creation Station and Gallery | Midwest Salute to the Arts Festival | Saturday 10 a -3p | Sunday 11a-3p

2022 MIDWEST CHILDREN’S CREATION STATION This years projects include: • • • • • •

Whirly Gigs Pool Noodle Monsters Fun Hats Tissue Paper Streamers Raising Cane’s Coloring Pages Build a Spine Project; brought to you by Chiro One Wellness Center, O’Fallon, IL ILLINOISouth Tourism Mural Painting

Children’s Gallery Offers Kids-Only Shopping! Where can kids buy art without mom or dad nudging them toward something they like? Only at the Midwest Salute to the Arts Children’s Gallery. The Children’s Gallery was designed to foster an interest in art at an early age. Children ages 5-13 enter the gallery and choose a piece of art, free from parental influence. After the child has selected a piece, they are encouraged to visit the artist who created their piece to find out how it was created. The cost to enter the gallery is $10. Plan to stop by the Gallery opening at 10 am on Saturday, August 27th to let your little ones start their own art collection, or, add to it! Gallery will be open until all art has been disbursed.

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Congrats to the Salute to the Arts!

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2022 EXHIBITING ARTISTS

TONY TREADWAY

BRIAN VIAMONTES

CLAY

DRAWING/PRINTMAKING (GRAPHICS)

BOOTH 3

BOOTH 6

Morgan Stanley PAUL BAESKE WEALTH ADVISOR

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2022 EXHIBITING ARTISTS

JON JAHRAUS

JOSEPH BODUS

DRAWING/PRINTMAKING (GRAPHICS)

DRAWING/PRINTMAKING (GRAPHICS)

BOOTH 63

BOOTH 26

MALLORY BUGG

MICHAEL PLURAD

DRAWING/PRINTMAKING (GRAPHICS)

DRAWING/PRINTMAKING (GRAPHICS)

BOOTH 37

BOOTH 22

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ART & FINE CRAFT DEMONSTRATION ALL DAY SATURDAY AND SUNDAY Artisan Guild of Southern Illinois

Midwest Woodcarvers

Gateway East Artist Guild

The Artisan Guild of Southern Illinois is a non-profit organization formed to further the understanding of and appreciation for all arts and fine crafts with special emphasis in the arts and crafts of our heritage (fibers, fabrics, smithing, pottery, basketry, weaving, leathercraft, woodworking, homestead life, and more). The Guild accomplishes this through the conduct and support of workshops, classes, demonstrations, displays, meetings, lectures, and sales. Meetings are open to the public. Visit the Artisan Guild of Southern Illinois website for additional information, www.artisansil.org.

The Midwest Woodcarvers club celebrates its half-century anniversary of providing woodcarving training, inspiration, and creative expressions to the greater St Louis area. With a membership numbering 150 artisans, the Woodcarvers club represent all varieties of wood carving methods. Meetings are open to the public. Visit the Woodcarvers club website for additional information, www.midwestwoodcarvers.com.

A non-profit organization of art enthusiasts, GEAG encourages self-expression through the visual arts, and fosters awareness, appreciation, and artistic development through educational programs throughout the St Louis Metro-East community. GEAG members are from a wide variety artistic backgrounds and skill levels from professional, nationally recognized artists, to those just starting out. Meetings are open to the public. Visit the GEAG website for additional information, www.geag.net.

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FEAST AT THE PARK FOOD TRUCKS WAYNO’S MEDITERRANEAN MOBILE CUISINE **FRIDAY ONLY LILLIE’S & DEDO’S CHICAGO STYLE D & T OL’ FASHION

VENDORS ROTARY CLUB OF FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS TONG PHOON THAI RESTAURANT SOUR PUSS LEMONADE SHAKE-UPS NOTHING BUNDT CAKES

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BUDDY SHAW

ELSA TARICONE

FINE CRAFT/WOOD

FINE CRAFT/WOOD

BOOTH 76

BOOTH 32

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2022 EXHIBITING ARTISTS

EMILY CROSS

JAMES RYAN DAVIS

FINE CRAFT/WOOD

FINE CRAFT/WOOD

BOOTH 49

BOOTH 40

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KAREN DEGUIRE

KENT SILVAS

FINE CRAFT/WOOD

FINE CRAFT/WOOD

BOOTH 34

BOOTH 17

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2022 EXHIBITING ARTISTS

KRISTIN MCDONOUGH

WARREN SOPER

FINE CRAFT/WOOD

FINE CRAFT/WOOD

BOOTH 2

BOOTH 43

ROBERT ASSELMEIER

STEVEN MARTIN

FINE CRAFT/WOOD

FINE CRAFT/WOOD

BOOTH 52

BOOTH 28

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SHERRY & JAY PHILLIPS

WAYNE GAO & MICHELLE CHANG

FINE CRAFT/WOOD

FINE CRAFT/WOOD

BOOTH 25

BOOTH 16

PAT OBRIEN

DOUGLAS BECKER

FINE CRAFT/WOOD

GLASS

BOOTH 19

BOOTH 7

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2022 EXHIBITING ARTISTS

MELANIE MOLLMAN HANCOCK

SHIELA CAHILL

GLASS

GLASS

BOOTH 60

BOOTH 20

SUE & BILL PASETTI

TONY & CHRISTY BODNAR

GLASS

GLASS

BOOTH 33

BOOTH 65

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ALLISON NORFLEET BRUENGER

DAVID BAILEY

JEWELRY (PRECIOUS METALS)

JEWELRY (PRECIOUS METALS)

BOOTH 5

BOOTH 11

DAVID BARBER

GEORGE SHAROS

JEWELRY (PRECIOUS METALS)

JEWELRY (PRECIOUS METALS)

BOOTH 69

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BOOTH 58

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2022 EXHIBITING ARTISTS

JON LEE

KATHERINE LIKOS

JEWELRY (PRECIOUS METALS)

JEWELRY (PRECIOUS METALS)

BOOTH 23

BOOTH 74

KATHY FIELDS

LARRY DRAKE

JEWELRY (PRECIOUS METALS)

JEWELRY (PRECIOUS METALS)

BOOTH 44

BOOTH 48

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MARY CIEBIEN JEWELRY (PRECIOUS METALS) BOOTH 51

SHANNON GREEN JEWELRY (PRECIOUS METALS) BOOTH 62

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*Due to ongoing changes, from the COVID-19 pandemic, please keep ch

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E ARTS BOOTH LOCATIONS

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2022 EXHIBITING ARTISTS

TERRI CHEATHAM

TOM SUTER

JEWELRY (PRECIOUS METALS)

JEWELRY (PRECIOUS METALS)

BOOTH 56

BOOTH 53

ALISON BOZARTH

DAWN MILLER

MIXED MEDIA

MIXED MEDIA

BOOTH 24

BOOTH 4

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2022 EXHIBITING ARTISTS

GRAY FINCH

KELLY GERSTNER

MIXED MEDIA

MIXED MEDIA

BOOTH 71

BOOTH 59

MATT JONES

PEGGY SCHUNING

MIXED MEDIA

MIXED MEDIA

BOOTH 73

BOOTH 42

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SHARON AACH

VIRGINIA WITT

MIXED MEDIA

MIXED MEDIA

BOOTH 64

BOOTH 54

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2022 EXHIBITING ARTISTS

CHRISTOPHER WHITAKER

CINDY HOSE

PAINTING (OILS, ACRYLICS, & WATERCOLORS)

PAINTING (OILS, ACRYLICS, & WATERCOLORS)

BOOTH 57

BOOTH 66

FAYE MAY

JESSICA BOYER

PAINTING (OILS, ACRYLICS, & WATERCOLORS)

PAINTING (OILS, ACRYLICS, & WATERCOLORS)

BOOTH 8

BOOTH 14

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LAURA SIADAK

LINDA O’HERON

PAINTING (OILS, ACRYLICS, & WATERCOLORS)

PAINTING (OILS, ACRYLICS, & WATERCOLORS)

BOOTH 29

BOOTH 50

LUCIANA SABATINO

MICHAEL STEDDUM

PAINTING (OILS, ACRYLICS, & WATERCOLORS)

PAINTING (OILS, ACRYLICS, & WATERCOLORS)

BOOTH 21

BOOTH 39

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2022 JUDGING PANEL Jaque Davis

Jacque Davis harnesses the vast possibilities of cloth to paint surreal landscapes that capture the symbolic language of dreams. With a long history in the textile arts, her training began in traditional quilting and includes many years of weaving fine laces. In 2000, her work evolved as she began exploring different methods to create original cloth designs. She has practiced dyeing and color removal techniques as well as photography and use of digital programs to manipulate and then print vibrant images on cloth. She then applies intricate stitching to enhance the cloth and shape her artistic expression. She has worked as a Gallery Director and Art Programs Facilitator teaching a variety of art methods to adults and children.

Catharine Magel has a distinguished career as a studio artist spanning over 30 years of National exhibitions in Museums and Galleries. She has been the recipient of numerous awards, including a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship Grant and a Connecticut Commission on the Arts Grant. She is listed in Who’s Who in American Art.

Catharine Magel

Her most recent sculpture is a combination of cast stainless steel, cast aluminum, ceramic sculptures, mosaic pieces and fiberglass in a piece that is 15 feet high by 23 feet long commissioned by METRO Arts in Transit called “Changing Identities”. She has also won awards for her paintings. Scuba Bunny Sonata won honorable mention while being shown at Irene Rosenzweig Biennial Exhibition. She sold 5 paintings in 2018 influenced from trips to China.

Keyona Fisher Bachelors in Art, Eastern IL University; Masters in Art Education, Mansfield University. I taught art for 30 years. I have a master’s in art education, but now that I have retired I feel more like a working artist. I still love to teach and create art.

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2022 EXHIBITING ARTISTS

MOLLIE CHOUNARD

NATALIE AVONDET

PAINTING (OILS, ACRYLICS, & WATERCOLORS)

PAINTING (OILS, ACRYLICS, & WATERCOLORS)

BOOTH 68

BOOTH 35

ROBERT CORNMAN

SARAH BUTLER

PAINTING (OILS, ACRYLICS, & WATERCOLORS)

PAINTING (OILS, ACRYLICS, & WATERCOLORS)

BOOTH 70

BOOTH 41

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STORIES & STONES

WITH MARILYN & LARRY KINSELLA The Kinsellas team up as the Storyteller and Stone-Tool Maker to shed light on the stories the Anciet Ones told and the stone tools they used. This entertaining and informative presentation combines the storytelling talent of Marilyn Kinsella and the primitive technology skills of Larry Kinsella.

AUGUST 27, 2022 STARTS AT 11 A.M. AUGUST 28, 2022 STARTS AT 12 P.M.

The program opens with Marilyn presenting a traditional Iroquois story, “Skunny Wundy and the Stone Giant”, relating the adventure of the trickster Skunny Wundy and his amusing encounter with the stone giant. Following the story, Larry demonstrates the primitive tools mentioned in the story stone axes, atlatls, spears, banner stones, flint knives, bows and arrow points, explaining how they were made and used. Marilyn then returns to tell a riveting story from the Northwest, “The Whistling Tsonquas”. For more information on this and other programs, or to contact Marilyn and Larry visit their web pages: www.marilynkinsella.org www.flintknapper.com

MASTERPIECE MONEY BE A MASTERPIECE PATRON!

You love art. You love the art show. You want to support the artists who travel from all over the US to exhibit in Fairview Heights IL.

Donations to Midwest Salute to the Arts are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. The Midwest Salute to the Arts is a NonProfit Organization under Section 501 (c) (3) Midwest Salute to the Arts Masterpiece of the Internal Revenue Code. P.O. Box 2032 Money is a pre-purchase of art certificates Fairview Heights IL, 62208 that can be used to buy original art directly from the artist at the fair. The MASTERPIECE MONEY entire amount of the sale goes towards • Masterpiece money is negotiable only for supporting the artist of your choice. Lets’ be honest: The Salute is free, but it’s not free to put on. The Midwest Salute to the Arts is a nonprofit organization that relies on the Cityand community’s generosity. To attract the best artists, they need to know they will be able to sell some art. It costs artists hundreds of dollarsto exhibit at a fair. WE want to support THEM, too!

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purchases from artists participating in the 2022 midwest salute to the arts.

All sales of masterpiece money are final. Masterpiece money is not transferable.

Not responsible for lost or stolen certificates. No cash value. EXPIRES AT 5:00PM, AUGUST 28TH, 2022.

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BRUCE TOULMIN

BOOTH 45

BOOTH 12

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2022 EXHIBITING ARTISTS

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JOHN LOCUS

PHOTOGRAPHY

PHOTOGRAPHY

BOOTH 15

BOOTH 1

M. BARRY PHOTOGRAPHY BOOTH 9

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2022 EXHIBITING ARTISTS

SUNNY LIANG

NEIL BROWN PHOTOGRAPHY

PHOTOGRAPHY

BOOTH 30

BOOTH 27

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2022 EXHIBITING ARTISTS

GONZ JOVE SCULPTURE BOOTH 36

GRACELYNN TAMRAK SCULPTURE BOOTH 67

KENT EPLER SCULPTURE BOOTH 18

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2022 EXHIBITING ARTISTS

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VOLUNTEER REQUIREMENTS REQUIREMENTS: Volunteers who are enthusiastic about their role and willing to pitch in. We’ll make sure that everyone has a great time! ONLY with the help of our volunteers can the “Salute” continue presenting one of the premier art events in the country. Volunteers make the Midwest Salute to the Arts the wonderful are 3 hours each available event it is! Saturday and Sunday. NOTE: Many volunteer activities are eligible for community CHILDREN’S CREATION service recognition required STATION: by some school and scout The Creation Station is programs. an interactive art area for kids. Volunteers work with SET UP AND Children by helping with DECORATIONS: specified arts/crafts projects. Thursday, 8/25 starting at Volunteers also help clean 4pm, help to unload items stations in between projects from Grand Rental and set up and keep things in order. This tables and chairs where they is a high energy area with belong. Friday, 8/26 starting entertainment nearby for at 8:00am, continue with your listening pleasure. Shifts decorations, place tablecloths, are 3 hours each available flowers, etc. Saturday and Sunday. ARTIST ASSIST: CHILDREN’S GALLERY: Each Artist Assist (AA) is assigned to approximately 20 artists. They then walk around that tent to first introduce themselves to the Artists in their tent and explain that they are there to help when needed. Working with the Hospitality tent, AA’s distribute drinks as needed and snacks at pre-assigned times as noted in Hospitality tent. The AA’s also watch Artists’ booths if the artist needs to step away for a few minutes or simply needs a break. This is a fun and interesting job! Shifts

Upon entry to the show, each artists is required to donate 2 pieces of art to the Children’s Gallery. The Gallery is then opened for Kids-only shopping! The Children’s Gallery is designed to foster an interest in art at an early age. Children 5-13 enter the gallery and choose a piece of art, free

from parental influence. After the child has selected their piece, they are encouraged to visit the artist who created it. Cost is $10. Volunteers help set up the art in the gallery. Since no parents are allowed, volunteers also assist children in the gallery if needed while shopping. It’s fun to see what each child selects. Shifts are 2-3 hours each available Saturday and Sunday. We also need two people to help on Friday when artists check in to obtain their donations and track accordingly. TEAR-DOWN AND CLEAN-UP: All good things must come to an end! Starting at 5pm on Sunday, August 28th, the clean up begins. Volunteers should bring gloves and be ready to work! Email if interested so we have your name. There is always a fun ending to the evening!

LEARN HOW TO VOLUNTEER! Contact us using our contact form or by email for more information: SaluteVolunteer@gmail.com

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Proud Sponsor of the Midwest Salute to the Arts! Alderwoman Brenda Wagner & Gary Crawford

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2021 MIDWEST SALUTE TO THE ARTS COUNCIL CHOICE AWARD WINNER SHIMMERING GLASS

DOUGLAS BECKER Douglas Becker has over forty years of glass blowing experience. In the early eighties, he took an art elective in college, and it became a lifetime passion. Douglas uses a combination of traditional techniques combined with many of his own original designs he has developed over the years. His designs focus on capturing the fluid movements of the molten glass and convey this into his finished pieces. He accomplishes this by creating softly distorted shapes and softening the surface of the pieces with stretching

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and acid polishing. Many of his works are further brought to life by formations and growths of copper deposits into the pieces (electroforming). The copper adds unique qualities to the finished pieces by constant oxidation (continuous changing of surface color). Douglas designs and creates each piece individually, making his work some of the most exciting pieces available to glass lovers and collectors alike. Douglas Becker 22342 Palisade St. NE Bethel, MN 55005 763-434-4423

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